Posts in “one-book-one-philadelphia” (118)

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I’m so thrilled that the One Book, One Philadelphia selection this year is There, There by Tommy Orange. I’m so thrilled that it features Indigenous folks with complicated, modern… continue reading #OneBookWednesday | Indigenous Voices for Young Adults

By written by Rachel F.    December 4, 2019   

What is ‘Black Friday,' and why do we do it? I did some digging... "In 1621, colonists invited Massasoit, the chief of the Wampanoags, to a feast after a recent land deal.… continue reading Did You Know?: Black Friday was Born in Philly

By written by Brittanie S.    November 29, 2019   

Recently, my One Book, One Philadelphia coworker-in-crime wrote a blog post about poetry events happening at the Free Library this fall, including a public talk with U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo .… continue reading #OneBookWednesday | Surfacing the Edge: Reading Contemporary Native Poets

By written by Brittanie S.    November 27, 2019   

Have you heard that Tommy Orange’s breathtaking novel There There is the 2020 One Book, One Philadelphia featured selection? If you don’t have a copy yet, don’t worry: the Free… continue reading #OneBookWednesday | Book Discussion Tips

By written by Clare F.    November 20, 2019    1

While reading There There — Tommy Orange ’s award-winning novel and the 2020 One Book, One Philadelphia featured selection—I was repeatedly struck by how many references Orange… continue reading #OneBookWednesday | Some History and Terms from There There

By written by Clare F.    November 13, 2019   

So, have you started reading There There yet? Back on October 17, the Free Library was pleased to announce , in partnership with the Office of the Mayor , that Tommy Orange 's… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: Are You Reading With Us?

By written by Kate C.    November 6, 2019    4

There’s a new book in town! This morning, in partnership with the Office of the Mayor, the Free Library announced the title of the 2020 One Book, One Philadelphia featured selection. Are you… continue reading Announcing the 2020 One Book, One Philadelphia Selection!

By written by Hannah B.    October 17, 2019   

It seems like just yesterday that thousands of Philadelphians were reading and discussing Jesmyn Ward’s Sing, Unburied, Sing , the 2019 One Book, One Philadelphia selection. There is still… continue reading This Year’s One Book, One Philadelphia Selection is…

By written by Brittanie S.    October 7, 2019    2

We hate to admit it, but the end of another phenomenal  One Book, One Philadelphia  season is already upon us! We’ve spent the last eight weeks reading, discussing, watching,… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: Closing the Book (For Now!)

By written by Kate C.    March 13, 2019   

What is a story? Perhaps the question isn’t what , but where . Every story I’ve read has taken me somewhere, twisting and turning the ground under me until I’m in a place I… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: Journeys

By written by Lo I.    February 27, 2019   

Throughout Jesmyn Ward’s Sing, Unburied, Sing , we see how the characters connect, or disconnect, from each other. The novel focuses in on relationships and what one needs for such… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: Natural Healing & Remedies

By written by Lo I.    February 13, 2019   

What’s the difference between hearing and listening? Kirsten, our instructor from the Drexel Writers’ Room , asked us this question last week in a workshop inspired by Sing, Unburied,… continue reading First Listen: Writing Workshops Inspired by This Year's One Book, One Philadelphia Selection

By written by Brittanie S.    January 30, 2019   

Back in October, we announced Jesmyn Ward’s Sing, Unburied, Sing as the 2019 One Book, One Philadelphia featured selection, and since then we’ve been digging in and gathering our… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: It All Starts Tonight!

By written by Kate C.    January 16, 2019   

As we begin 2019 and await the One Book, One Philadelphia Kickoff , I’ve been re-reading Sing, Unburied, Sing and thinking about its outward effects. Many people have called Jesmyn Ward… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: Jesmyn Ward and Bearing Witness

By written by Brittanie S.    January 9, 2019   

We’re about a month away from kicking off the One Book, One Philadelphia 2019 season. After the official Kickoff Event , eight weeks of discussions, films, performances, and more take place… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: It's Time to Discuss!

By written by Lo I.    December 19, 2018   

In case you missed it, we announced in mid-October that Jesmyn Ward’s Sing, Unburied, Sing is the 2019 One Book, One Philadelphia selection . We’re now in the heart of the reading… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: There's More to the Story...

By written by Lo I.    December 5, 2018   

Today we kicked off the annual One Book, One Philadelphia reading period with the announcement of the 2019 featured selection. You’re invited to jump into the 17 th season of this citywide… continue reading One Book, One Philadelphia is Here!

By written by Brittanie S.    October 16, 2018   

What if the whole city read one book at the same time and then talked about it? What if the book became the basis for hands-on activities in every single neighborhood? What if folks started making… continue reading This Year’s One Book, One Philadelphia Selection Is…

By written by Brittanie S.    October 10, 2018   

The 2018  One Book, One Philadelphia  selection was Jacqueline Woodson’s award winning novel,  Another Brooklyn . After an exciting season of discussions and… continue reading Get Ready for a Live Summer Jazz Soundtrack of Jacqueline Woodson's Another Brooklyn!

By written by Perry G.    July 3, 2018   

The end of another phenomenal  One Book, One Philadelphia  season is upon us. We have spent eight inspired weeks reading, discussing, watching, creating, playing, and enjoying. The 16th… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: Our Season Comes to a Close

By written by Julie B.    March 14, 2018